14 Ways to Cozy Up Your Dorm Room

If you’re heading into post-secondary education, chances are that right now you’re staring into the abyss of a totally stark, all white (or concrete!) dorm room, wondering how you can possibly feel at home in there for the next year. Luckily for you, we’re here today with a guide to help you make the most out of your tiny, new living space.

Even if you’re on a budget, there are always DIY solutions that will help maximize your space and add in some key personal touches. Read on for a list of our top tips to help you settle into your new dorm room.

Figure Out If You Have to Share

Going to college or university is all about meeting new people and sometimes this starts as soon as you open your bedroom door! It varies from school to school, but generally most schools will have a mix of shared and single room options, as well as some non-traditional dorms that look more like apartments or duplexes.

The first thing to do is figure out which type of room you have, and whether you’ll have to share it. If you’re lucky, the person you’re living with will have the same taste as you, but if not, you may have to compromise.

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Start with Personal Touches

The first thing you should do when you’re planning your dorm room is to think about your personal style and what objects from your current room you want to bring with you to school.

Maybe you want to recreate your room from home exactly, or maybe you’re excited for a fresh start and a brand-new design concept. Plan around these things first, so that they fit into your overall design scheme. Having meaningful objects from home around your room can help when you’re feeling homesick.

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